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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony opening speeches praise global reputation and economic impact of UK design sector.

At last week’s DBA Design Effectiveness Awards – which celebrate design’s transformative impact on business – a rousing opening address was made by DBA CEO Deborah Dawton, with the keynote delivered by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock MP. 

Watch below to hear Deborah’s “inspirational, table thumping” speech (as described by design leader Clive Grinyer) and to hear Matt Hancock discuss why DCMS could have called itself the Department for Design, Culture, Media & Sport.

For more information on the 54 winners of the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards announced at the ceremony visit effectivedesign.org.uk 

Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive DBA opening address, 2018 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony

Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, keynote address, 2018 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards

DBA Design Effectiveness Awards sponsors

The awards are kindly sponsored by UPM Raflatac, Red Setter, Epic Print and Stratton Craig.

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